quote by James Gosling

Java is C++ without the guns, clubs and knives.

— James Gosling

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I think it would be a tragic statement of the universe if Java was the last language that swept through.


After all, C++ isn't a perfect match for Java's design aims either.

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If I were to pick a language to use today other than Java, it would be Scala

If Java had true garbage collection, most programs would delete themselves upon execution.

C++ and Java, say, are presumably growing faster than plain C, but I bet C will still be around.


I did write some code in Java once, but that was the island in Indonesia.

Java isn't platform independent; it is a platform

I'm just an observer of Java, and where Microsoft wants to go with C# is too early to tell.

The most spectacular UFO incident in Indonesia occurred when during the height of President Sukarno's confrontation against Malaysia, UFOs penetrated a well-defended area in Java for two weeks at a stretch, and each time were welcomed with perhaps the heaviest anti-aircraft barrage in history.

This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++, but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better language than it is today.


All of us who attended the meeting - including Microsoft - unanimously agreed that unilaterally extending the Java programming language would hurt compatibility among Java tools and programs, would injure other tools vendors and would damage customers' ability to run a Java-based software product on whatever platform they wished.

Java and C++ make you think that the new ideas are like the old ones.

Java is the most distressing thing to hit computing since MS-DOS.

I fear - as far as I can tell - that most undergraduate degrees in computer science these days are basically Java vocational training.

People who were also traders were also men of Sufism, as we see around Java, people who were outwardly trading but were also men of very high spiritual character. Otherwise no trader would be able to convert a person from one religion to another. It was because they were men of spiritual character.

Coffee comes in five descending stages: Coffee, Java, Jamoke, Joe, and Carbon Remover.


Now, it's my belief that Python is a lot easier than to teach to students programming and teach them C or C++ or Java at the same time because all the details of the languages are so much harder. Other scripting languages really don't work very well there either.

Sun Microsystems had the right people to make Java into a first-class language, and I believe it was the Sun marketing people who rushed the thing out before it should have gotten out.

In my daily work, I work on very large, complex, distributed systems built out of many Python modules and packages. The focus is very similar to what you find, for example, in Java and, in general, in systems programming languages.

If you're talking about Java in particular, Python is about the best fit you can get amongst all the other languages. Yet the funny thing is, from a language point of view, JavaScript has a lot in common with Python, but it is sort of a restricted subset.

However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious.


The savage, rocky shores of Christmas Island, 200 miles south of Java, in the Indian Ocean. It's November, the moon is in its third quarter, and the sun is just setting. In a few hours from now, on this very shore, a thousand million lives will be launched.

Mark Hammond is working in this area, with Windows Scripting Host.

It is definitely an area where Python fits almost perfectly. That's quite independent from Java, actually.

I fear - as far as I can tell - that most undergraduate degrees in computer science these days are basically Java vocational training. I've heard complaints from even mighty Stanford University with its illustrious faculty that basically the undergraduate computer science program is little more than Java certification.

I think Unix is a great system - especially for running data centers - because it is very mature, very reliable, very scalable. But when I want to go out and populate small devices, I think Java.

If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate.


Java is like a variant of the game of Tetris in which none of the pieces can fill gaps created by the other pieces, so all you can do is pile them up endlessly.

The book the Ziff folks sent me as an example of their art was 'Late Night VRML 2.0 with Java,' 700 pages + CD-ROM, published February 1997. I was personally acquainted with more movie stars than people who might conceivably have wanted to buy this book or any book like it.

I was interested in Java the beginning, but the problem with Java is you do have to switch your platform.

Travelers describe a tree in the island of Java whose pestiferous exhalations blight every tiny blade of grass within the compass of its shade. So it is with despotism.

If the pros at Sun had had a chance to fix Java, the world would be a much more pleasant place. This is not secret knowledge. It's just secret to this pop culture.


While Microsoft does not share all of Oracle's ambitions for Java, we agree that it is a very valuable tool for software developers.

Java development without a little heresy would be a dull place, and a dangerous one.

(In response to Java) Anybody who thinks a little 9,000-line program that's distributed free and can be cloned by anyone is going to affect anything we do at Microsoft has his head screwed on wrong.

A class, in Java, is where we teach objects how to behave.